Simone Biles showed the world why she is an Olympic champion-in-waiting as she and her American team mates blew away the opposition by almost 10 points in women's gymnastics qualifying at the Rio Games.
She is already the most successful female gymnast at the world championships with 10 golds and became the first woman to complete a three-peat of world all-around titles last year.
Her talent was clear for all to see at the last three world championships — at Antwerp, Nanning and Glasgow — as she flew through the air faster and higher than her rivals.
Those skills also mean the gymnast nicknamed "$imoney" is the overwhelming favorite to complete a feat that no woman has achieved since Ukraine's Lilia Podkopayeva in 1996 in holding both the world and Olympic all-around titles at the same time.
"She's a phenomenal athlete. She's ready to do this Olympics," Romanian great Nadia Comaneci told Reuters.
"Even if she falls down, she can still win because of her high level of difficulty. It needs to be a monumental disaster for her not to win the gold."
Kerri Strug, a member of the U.S.'s triumphant 1996 "Magnificent Seven" team, was equally as effusive of Biles' chances in Rio.
"You never want to say anybody is a definite shoo-in but Simone's performance in the past have been spectacular," she said.